Interviews with survivors, victims' families, policy makers, and health care workers. What went wrong? How can we make health care safer? Host Scott Simpson, uses his counselling skills to evoke the secrets, stories and solutions. https://www.patreon.com/rss/MedicalErrorInterviews?auth=2eY8hVY9bd5o78a8cmpNSURYZ2VrqXrq
Wednesday May 29, 2019
Wednesday May 29, 2019
Jeff Wood has one of the greatest Lazarus-like life stories you will ever hear. Jeff’s experience is made even more remarkable by a health care system that denied he was even ill. Jeff was so sick and disabled he spent years bed bound requiring care from his family, while physicians told him he was not really sick and that he had psychological problems.
But Jeff was very, very sick, and through his own tenacity and own research from his hospital bed, was able to determine the cause of his inability to be vertical, set up a meeting with a world renowned neurosurgeon, get a diagnosis over his phone, and a referral from that neurosurgeon to transfer Jeff to his hospital for surgery.
But the current hospital, deeply ego invested in their psychological diagnosis, refused to transfer Jeff for the surgery, while they continued to verbally and psychologically abuse and torment him.
I am amazed by Jeff’s journey to hell and back, but especially by his rational and grounded account of medical errors that can be traced back to when he was a toddler, and his determination to help other patients not have to endure the medical error and abuses he survived.
Jeff talks about how his story will blow people's mind - his tethered cord, leg and foot pain as a child, Jen Brea
About the podcast
I’m Scott Simpson, a personal counsellor by day, a podcast host by night, and a sick and disabled patient advocate surviving medical error.
My hope is that by sharing stories of medical error, we can bring awareness to this 3rd leading cause of death, and implement solutions for patient safety.
But the podcast is not just about medical error experiences, I also interview people who are trying to make health care systems safer for all of us.
Turns out that a lot of people working on patient safety, have personal experiences with medical error.
The airline industry is quite transparent about their safety incidents. The exact opposite is true about the medical industry.
They work hard to ensure the public does not get easy access to data about medical errors.
Medical Error Interviews brings transparency to medical harm and death, giving voice to survivors and change makers.
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